If you are living in Chicago – happy cold season! As the winter holidays descend upon us, I wanted to share a wedding from early November! Though most of the fall leaves shed…I managed to find a few trees with amazing color! I really enjoyed working with Ro + Josh as they were so willing to travel all over Chicago for their creative portraits!
There are plenty more creative photos in this wedding blog post- but here’s one of my favorites up first! We took this photo in Millennium Park – and as a Chicago wedding photographer, I don’t want a ‘cliche’ photo of Millennium Park…I want to do something creative and different. And I love the little added dimension the bicyclist added to the photo!
We started their wedding day at their condo- I saw this cool bulletin board on their wall and I thought to incorporate it into their ring photo!
Ro’s wedding shoes by Badgley Mischka
And um…wow…an Oscar de la Renta wedding dress? Yes please!!!!
Ro having assistance with her garter- kudos to bridesmaid Stephanie for stepping up to the task!
Some last touches from her hair stylist
A gorgeous bride-
Wedding bouquet and flowers done by Yanni Design Studio
Their wedding ceremony was held at Chicago’s famous Holy Name Cathedral!
A photo of Josh getting helped by his brother-
A groom’s portrait!
The bride walking down the Holy Name Cathedral aisle wearing her Oscar de la Renta wedding dress…an epic moment!
Holy Name Cathedral is so photogenic. I had to post another wedding photo from the rear of the church!
Lighting of the unity candle photo-
After finishing up at Holy Name Cathedral, we headed around Chicago for their creative wedding photos! I love their smiles and laughs in this photo-
I got a little elevation for a unique perspective –
A cool photo of the groomsmen in Chicago’s financial district
The bridesmaids- The car in the foreground adds that little ‘extra something special’
After the financial district, we headed to Millennium Park where there were some amazing red leaves! I really enjoy ‘stepping back’ from the moment to capture something larger…more dramatic!
The happy bride!
Love this photo of the groomsmen and the colors behind them!
Another famous part of Millennium Park…the bridgeway to the Art Institute!
And not only did we find red trees in Chicago- we found yellow ones! I LOVE the color combination with the bridesmaid’s dresses and bouquets!
Another groomsmen photo
A creative crop for a different emphasis
Their wedding reception was held at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center! A large venue with great decor! Here’s another piece by Yanni Design Studio.
As I mentioned, the Schaumburg Renaissance has some great interior decor…which makes for some great wedding photos!
A relaxed wedding portrait before their reception starts!
I love the colors I found in a corner at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel-
Gigantic centerpieces by Yanni Design Studios-
A wider shot of the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center room
Their wedding cake!
Their grand entrance!
First Dance photo!
Don’t ask me what’s going on in this photo- something about a Heisman Trophy pose/dance?
The dessert table put out by the Renaissance staff- yum!
Thanks Ro & Josh for a great time! We came up with some AMAZING photos! Thanks to an awesome bridal party for being willing to walk around for all these photos! They were epic! It was my privilege to be apart of a wonderful celebration! Enjoy these photos over the holidays!
your wedding photographer,
And for good measure: One last shot of the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center!